February 10, 2015
Female senior high school students use their smartphones or cellphones an average of seven hours a day, drawn in by a plethora of apps that keep them connected to their friends,...
January 29, 2015
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia--Japanese researchers have developed a smartphone app to keep alive the fading memories of the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and earthquake among...
January 21, 2015
IZUMISANO, Osaka Prefecture--Kansai International Airport has eased the way for overseas travelers with the Jan. 20 start of a smart-device service that offers tourist...
January 20, 2015
Smartphone users can now access information about areas at risk of natural disasters using a new map service offered by the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI).
January 13, 2015
To encourage children to brush their teeth, toiletries manufacturer Sunstar Inc. has developed a smartphone app that allows users to simultaneously kill monsters and plaque.
December 26, 2014
Travelers waiting in selected All Nippon Airways Co.'s airport lounges can now pass the time reading free manga on their smartphones or tablet devices, thanks to a new service...
December 23, 2014
Sony Corp. has developed a device that enables users to lock or unlock doors at home or at the office with an app installed on their smartphones, sources said.
November 21, 2014
Casio Computer Co. has developed a smartphone app that will compose songs when users hum short, original melodies into the microphone.
November 18, 2014
Finding out more about products in shops or works of art in museums may soon be as simple as pointing a smartphone camera at it.
November 07, 2014
Sharp Corp. has developed a "polite" smartphone that will greet its owner with a "welcome back" upon returning from a business trip, or advise, "I hear it might rain today....
October 20, 2014
MIYOSHI, Saitama Prefecture--The town government here is producing what it says is the first municipal newsletter featuring “moving sign language lessons.”
August 23, 2014
Telecom companies are scrambling to introduce prepaid mobile phone SIM cards for foreign visitors ahead of an anticipated surge of tourists for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.
August 15, 2014
Sanwa Supply Inc. has marketed a portable device that doubles the zooming capacity of a smartphone camera.
August 01, 2014
Sony Corp. reported a surprise eightfold jump in quarterly profit on July 31 as sales got a perk from a cheap yen and its bottom line was helped by gains from selling buildings ...
June 25, 2014
NTT Communications Corp. on June 25 introduced a mobile phone SIM card for foreign visitors to Japan that will provide up to 100 megabytes of daily data traffic over a two-week ...
June 18, 2014
Toyota Motor Corp. said June 18 that it will introduce this summer a new vehicular telecommunications service along with compatible navigation systems and smartphone apps.
June 11, 2014
NTT Docomo Inc. said June 10 that it has developed a prototype of the world's first SIM-based authentication device that can wirelessly activate compatible smartphones or...
May 30, 2014
Buffalo Inc. has developed a portable hard disk drive for smartphones and tablets, which generally have insufficient storage capacity for large files such as videos.
May 13, 2014
Apple Inc., the maker of iPhone handsets, held nearly 50 percent of the domestic market for smartphones in fiscal 2013 through March, MM Research Institute Ltd., a market...
April 29, 2014
Cute "moe" characters have long been a major trend in anime and video games in Japan, and the latest craze is the free online card game "Kantai Collection," which features...